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Levant Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Conspiring to Make False Statements to a Federal Firearms Dealer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Zachary Morneault, 35, of Levant, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 16 months in prison and three years of supervised release for making false statements to a federal firearms dealer. The defendant pled guilty on October 2, 2018.

According to court records, in late February 2018, Brewer Police Department (BPD) officers seized a .380 caliber handgun while executing a drug trafficking search warrant.  The firearm had been purchased about ten days earlier at an area firearms dealer. An investigation revealed that the defendant, and at least two others, agreed to have one conspirator falsely claim that she was the true purchaser of the firearm when the actual buyer was another conspirator who was paying her to make the purchase.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the BPD, with assistance provided by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact

Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated July 29, 2019

Topic
Firearms Offenses
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